Nissan Z Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,236 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Tire Wheel Land vehicle Vehicle Car


BMW has announced a new hybrid V8 powertrain that they claim will produce 750 hp and peak torque of 737 lb-ft. It will be put in their first standalone vehicle since the M1.

The only problem is it's a SUV...The Concept XM is expected to go into production at the end of 2022.

If you're concerned about the GT-R possibly becoming a hybrid, these kinds of performance numbers might help ease things for you.


The newly developed M Hybrid drive system in the BMW Concept XM brings together a V8 engine and a high-performance electric motor to develop a maximum output of 740 hp and peak torque of 738 lb-ft. The first electrified vehicle from BMW M GmbH in the high-performance segment is emphatically pointing the way forward for the future of the brand.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,236 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
This is the only way a new V8 will get decent shelf life. I think Lexus will be doing something similar.
There have been rumors of a LFA successor with a twin turbo V8 hybrid setup. Thought let's be honest nothing can be a successor to the LFA without that V10.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
251 Posts
A grossly unattractive woman may garner attention, but that won’t make people want her any more. Looks are secondary to me in the automotive world but when a car’s looks are seemingly intentionally ugly as in this (and other BMW designs), that’s where I draw the line. Besides, I’d never buy a BMW for other reasons beyond looks.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top